So, I'm buying a new MacBook. Question is, which one?

over 6 years ago from Luis da Silva, Digital Product Designer

  • Luis da SilvaLuis da Silva, over 6 years ago

    Hey Spencer, what an awesome piece of advice / feedback; thanks for that! :100: I guess you really did your homework on selling me out the new MacBook :)

    More than anything, this is something inevitable which I'll have to buy.

    So, talking about displays, if I ever have to connect the Macbook to an external display (other than LG or Apple), can I use an adaptor? #donglelife

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    • Spencer JSpencer J, over 6 years ago

      I just wrote a post about this very question, actually! :-)

      Basically there aren't very many Thunderbolt 3 displays outside of the Apple ones, and the USB-C displays aren't great.

      I'm not sold that the Apple 5k display is the best format, and it annoys me that it doesn't offer gigabit ethernet and I'd have to buy ANOTHER adapter. I also don't want 2 4K displays, but maybe I'm just a whiner.

      You can use an adapter to connect the Macbook to an external display, but usually you have to use 2 adapters, one for power, and one for Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort. If the display you're using supports HDMI you're in luck, but most of the high-quality displays seem to be DP-only. :-(

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